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SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION

Scope

CTV is a certification body (No.135), recognized by IOAS, for the area of sustainability and circular economy, in Portugal and Spain, according to the following references: ​

  • GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard): certification of chain of custody and textile products, intermediate and final, with fibres of organic production and produced in an environmentally and socially responsible way, as defined in the reference standard of this certification scheme (for scopes 1, 2 and 3).

 

  • OCS* (Organic Content Standard): certification of chain of custody and textile products, intermediate and final, with fibres of organic production, as defined in the reference standard of this certification scheme (for secondary scope).

  • GRS (Global Recycled Standard): certification of chain of custody and textile products, intermediate and final, with recycled content and produced in an environmentally and socially responsible way, as defined in the reference standard of this certification scheme (for primary scope).

  • RCS (Recycled Claim Standard): certification of chain of custody and textile products, intermediate and final, with recycled content, as defined in the reference standard of this certification scheme (for primary and secondary scopes).

  • RWS* (Responsible Wool Standard) certification of chain of custody and textile products, intermediate and final, with wool fibers content, from certified farms, that adress animal welfare of sheep and the land they graze on, as defined in the reference standard of this certification scheme (for secondary scope).

  • RDS* (Responsible Down Standard) certification of chain of custody and textile products, intermediate and final with feather and down material from certified farms,  that adress animal welfare of ducks and geese, as defined in the standard of reference of this certification scheme (for secondary scope).

           *Not applicable to the first processors (ex: cotton gins, slaughters).

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Certification Process

The certification process is as follows:

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Sanctions

The termination, reduction, suspension or withdrawal of a certification can occur due to a request of the client or due to a specific non-conformity or due to substantiated client bad conduct. In those cases, CTV analyse the situation and act accordingly. This actions may include:

  • Continuation of certification under certain conditions, for instance increased surveillance;

  • Reduction in the scope of certification to remove nonconforming product variants;

  • Suspension of the certification, while client solves the problem;

  • Withdrawal of the certification.

In case of suspension, the certification technician informs the client that the scope certificate is no longer valid and that he cannot continue to use the GOTS and Textile Exchange logo signs in the products, advertising material, etc.. The certification technician also informs what actions are needed to restore the certification as well as the timeline to do it.

If a scope certificate is suspended for 180 days or until its expiry, whichever is shorter, the scope certificate shall be withdrawn.

If the certification is reinstated after suspension, CTV makes the necessary modifications to formal certification documents, public information, authorizations for use of marks, etc., in order to ensure all appropriate indications exist that the product continues to be certified.

If a decision to reduce the scope of certification is made as a condition of reinstatement, CTV makes the necessary modifications to formal certification documents, public information, authorizations for use of marks, etc., in order to ensure that the reduced scope of certification is clearly communicated to the client and clearly specified in certification documentation and public information.

After a withdrawal of a certification, a new /audit is required for the certification return to the active status.

CTV does not issue transaction certificates relating to scope certificates which are suspended or withdrawn, regardless of when the product was sold, and take action in order to not permit a suspended organization to sell claimed materials or to use logos or labels of the certification schemes.

CTV informs the certification schemes managers (Global Standard gGmbH, to GOTS and Textile Exchange to OCS, GRS, RCS, RWS, RDS and CCS) about all the changes related with certified companies, including termination, reduction, suspension or withdrawal of certification. It also informs all direct clients who have received transaction certificates from a certified company during the previous 12 months when a scope certificate is suspended or withdrawn.

 

Fees and Service Request

Certification costs and respective fees to brand managers are made available after completing the service request.

To formalize, download our service request.

Fee structure available upon request.

Other Information

In the Downloads Area you can see the Quality Manual.

 

If you need more information contact us: 252 300 376 | General Information geral@ctv-certificacao.pt

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